Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was established in 1973 under the Ministry of Defence as Government of India Enterprise. The production unit of MIDHANI, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, was commissioned in 1982. It has been set up to achieve self-reliance in the production and supply of various superalloys, special steels, materials to defense, other strategic sectors for nuclear, aeronautical, and space applications. Its joint venture proposal with NALCO for setting up an aluminum alloy plant at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh is also moving in a positive direction concerning Government approvals. Presently, more than seventy percent of its products cater to strategic customers viz. Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), etc. In addition, it also supplies special alloys and products to the commercial sector including Larsen & Toubro, BHEL, Titanium equipment, etc.